Sensus to release new ultrasonic meter

Sensus, a Xylem brand, is set to release Cordonel®, a new ultrasonic water meter designed for commercial and industrial accounts to better control water loss and keep costs affordable.

Cordonel uses a patented technology that Sensus said can accurately measure low-to-high-volume flow. The unique flow tube has three measurement channels to capture every drop and seamlessly integrate with the Sensus FlexNet® communication network to provide accurate readings in real time.

“Customer expectations are shifting as people become accustomed to living their lives online and obtaining information in real time,” said Mike McGann, senior vice president and president Xylem Americas, Measurement and Control Solutions. “With Cordonel C&I meters and a reliable communication network, utilities and their largest customers can keep a precise pulse on each and every drop of water being used.”

According to Sensus, Cordonel acts as a sensor that can enable temperature and pressure data. Transferred securely, the actionable information can help utilities maintain water quality, balance pressure levels and gain visibility into operations. The Cordonel meter can accommodate virtually all commercial, industrial and agricultural needs, including horizontal or vertical pipe orientations with no straight upstream or downstream pipe required for ease of installation. With no moving parts, the solid-state device can provide a maintenance-free solution over its 20-year life, according to Sensus.

“Water utilities are at a moment of opportunity,” said McGann. “Digital solutions — such as the remotely-managed Cordonel meter — have the potential to transform water systems and the communities they serve.”

The Cordonel C&I meter enables a range of applications, including:  

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Automated Meter Reading data
  • Precise high and low water flow measurement
  • Leak detection
  • Control of industrial processes using a pulse output
  • Rich data for District Metered Area (DMA) applications
  • Pressure and temperature monitoring

Sensus said the Cordonel will be available in a 2-in. version this summer, and additional sizes of 1.5 in., 3 in. and 4 in. will follow later this year.

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